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“What a delight!”

Cornell Botanic Gardens
Ranked #5 of 61 things to do in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Cornell Botanic Gardens inspires people - through the cultivation of 150 acres of specialty gardens, conservation of plants and 3400 acres of natural areas, and the education of lifelong learners - to understand, appreciate, and nurture plants and the cultures they sustain. The botanic gardens are located at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and are open year-round, dawn to dusk, free of charge. The Nevin Welcome Center and Gift Shop is open Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu, and Sun 9:00 - 5:00 p.m. Fri - Sat 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
New York Hudson Valley Region
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76 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“What a delight!”
Reviewed 17 August 2013

Easy to walk, everything well marked and a wonderful display of trees, shrubs and flowering plants. Stop by the gift shop for some really unique souveniers

Visited August 2013
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Linden, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A lovely find in Ithaca”
Reviewed 8 August 2013

Beautiful and relaxing. Acres of gardens and wildlife. Drive or walk through, but don't forget your camera!

Visited August 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful Gardens”
Reviewed 8 August 2013

Great place for a hike and to photograph flowers. Kids really enjoyed leading the way on the paths. Parked for free on Sunday.

Visited August 2013
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Whitefield, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful and peaceful”
Reviewed 3 August 2013 via mobile

Drive, walk, bike...your choice. Maps are available in the parking area. Beautiful views. Also, don't miss the Welcome Center and botanical gardens. All free except for parking at the gardens.

Visited July 2013
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NC
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Peaceful”
Reviewed 1 August 2013 via mobile

Nice trails with a peaceful feel. An abundance of plant life too. The grounds are nicely laid out and perfect for exploring or a picnic. Easy drive too.

Visited July 2013
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